Upon separation, both parents have an obligation to support their children financially. One of the Child Support Guidelines' primary objectives is ensuring that children continue to benefit from the financial means of both parents. Child support is the child's right and includes both basic/table support as well as contribution to special and extraordinary expenses, such as childcare, extracurricular activities, and educational expenses.
Many factors can impact the calculation of child support, including custodial arrangements, age of the child, the parents' circumstances, and tax and income issues. Although there are various online support calculators, exercise caution when using them, as many do not consider these factors.
To ensure your rights are protected, it’s important to work with an experienced family law lawyer. We will answer your questions, help you understand how the law affects you, and give you the peace of mind to feel confident about your child support rights and obligations.